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Giving to the College

Donor Relations & Stewardship

  • Thank you so much for your generosity. Your gifts have broadened my knowledge of people and academics. The opportunity to engage in such a stimulating environment happens only once in a lifetime.Isabel ’17

  • Lewis & Clark offers one of the finest educational programs in the country and I consider myself fortunate to be able to attend such an institution. Thank you for helping make this opportunity a reality!Jantzen ’18

  • Your aid and assistance has allowed me to enroll in Lewis & Clark College, an opportunity that I am thankful for each and every day …  I cannot imagine a more conducive and engaging platform for education.Tenacity ’18

  • I want to sincerely thank you for your support. The education you have helped me and others afford is priceless.Rachel ’17

  • One day I will be able to help other students achieve their goals just as you have helped me. – Alexandra ’15

  • Without your continued generosity my entire journey at Lewis & Clark would have been cut heartbreakingly short. I extend to you my most sincere thanks.Alex ’16

  • This school has the most beautiful campus, encouraging staff members, and challenging curriculum. I am so thankful that I get to study here, and it wouldn’t be possible without your support.Anna ’16

  • “Your generosity greatly helps me be able to attend graduate school and pursue my dream of becoming a classroom teacher.”Elizabeth ’15

  • Lewis & Clark has helped me get ready for whatever comes next. My family and I could never have afforded this opportunity without your generosity and I am truly grateful.Emma ’15

  • When I visited the college campus, I felt an instant connection to the unique environment of Lewis & Clark. Not only is Lewis & Clark beautiful, but it is also a sphere of creative and supportive students, staff, and faculty. Mikaela ’15

The role of donor relations and stewardship is to enhance and deepen long-term, collaborative relationships with donors to the institution and to provide direct connections between a donor’s personal philanthropy and the mission, vision, and principles of the college. Our goals are to encourage and inspire lifetime support of the institution, to recognize donors in meaningful ways, and to involve donors in the results of their giving.  Our efforts are guided by the principles found in the Donor Bill of Rights.

Tribute Giving

We are moved by the many individuals who wish to honor a friend or the memory of a loved one through a gift to Lewis & Clark. We thank you for your thoughtfulness. View the list of Memorial gifts and gifts in Honor.

Donor Resources
Our Staff

Questions about your giving or a gift acknowledgment or report you received?  Would you like to meet with a student, or take a tour of campus? Please feel free to reach out to us.  

Christine Atchison, Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship
503-768-7916 or

Meghan Ridenour, Stewardship Coordinator
503-768-7942 or